Giant Molasses Cookies
1-1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup molasses 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chopped pecans 3/4 cup coarse sugar Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans. Shape into 2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.